The RoK-UNOSSC Facility Phase 2
The United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) promotes demand-driven projects implemented by willing partner countries. The Facility/Programme for Capacity Development through South-South and Triangular Cooperation in Science and Technology (Phase 2), also called RoK-UNOSSC Facility Phase 2 is one such example supported by the Republic of Korea (RoK)’s Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT). Institutions working on education, science and technology are frequently mentioned as having made significant contributions to the miracle of the RoK’s unprecedented jump from an impoverished country to a developed country in the space of a few decades. Many developing countries are therefore interested in sharing knowledge with the RoK. Before the RoK graduated to developed country status in 2010, the then Ministry of Education, Science and Technology designed a South-South Programme for sharing the RoK’s experiences with interested developing countries. The knowledge sharing was led by selected institutions in the education, science and technology. When the country graduated and its partner in the programme, the UNDP Office in Korea closed, the programme was redesigned under the triangular cooperation modality. However, from its roots to the continued knowledge sharing among southern institutions that they work with, the programme has retained most of its south-south flavor. The Facility is global and is managed by the UNOSSC Regional Office in Asia. Although the Phase 2 is implemented in Asia-Pacific, some projects under Phase 1 took place in Latin Africa, America, and Oceania.
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